Understanding Goes A Long Way

“I wasn’t offering her pity,” Mrs. Caswell said impatiently. “Tragedies don’t interest me, tragedies and heartbreaks are all alike, what matters is how a person meets them, how they survive them. Given the inevitability of losses and disappointments in life, that’s where the challenge is and the uniqueness. I was offering her sympathy.” 

~~ Dorothy Gilman (Mrs. Pollifax)

The Scars Within

“It’s easy to look at people and make quick judgments about

them, their present and their past, but you’d be amazed at the

pain and tears a single smile hides. What a person shows to the

world is only one tiny facet of the iceberg hidden from sight.

And more often then not, it’s lined with cracks and scars that

go all the way to the foundation of their soul.”

–Sherrilyon Kenyon